Charities

Many of the paintings featured on this website are available right now through eBay for Charity. All of the proceeds from each sale are collected automatically by Paypal Giving Fund and distributed directly to the chosen charity or non-profit. Charities that do not yet have a relationship with eBay for Charity can be supported via the donation links at the bottom of this page or by purchasing a painting via email (matt@mattspaintings.com) using a donation confirmation from the chosen organization (please contact me to insure availability / confirm price). The charities supported are researched and vetted for quality, transparency, and projected effectiveness through charity reviewing services (e.g. Animal Charity Evaluators, Charity Navigator) and wikipedia.

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Priority shipping within the United States is included with your charitable purchase. If you are located outside of the United States and would like to participate, please contact matt@mattspaintings.com prior to purchasing.


Supported Charities

Note: If you prefer to support one of the these organizations more than the one associated with the painting you intend to purchase, please contact matt@mattspaintings.com and the listing will be adjusted to suit your preference.

Save the Manatee Club (SMC) was established in 1981 by former Florida Governor and U.S. Senator Bob Graham and singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett. SMC works to protect endangered manatees and their aquatic habitat for future generations. In order to recover the manatee population, or delist the species, our goals are: to protect ample healthy habitat to support a stable or growing manatee population; to reduce manatee harassment, injuries and deaths from human activity; to ensure that sufficient regulations have been adopted to accomplish these goals. In order to accomplish our objective and goals we concentrate our efforts on reducing the negative impacts to manatees and their aquatic habitat caused by human activity.”
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The Good Food Institute (GFI) is working to transform the animal agriculture industry by promoting the development of competitive alternatives to animal-based meat, dairy, and eggs. GFI seeks out entrepreneurs and scientists to join or form start-ups in the plant-based and cultured1 meat (i.e. meat grown in a culture without animal slaughter) market sectors. They provide business, legal, scientific, and strategic guidance for plant-based and cellular companies, and they engage in policy work (regulatory and statutory) to level the playing field for plant-based and cellular products in the marketplace. GFI builds relationships with chain restaurants, grocery stores, and foodservice companies to improve and promote plant-based alternatives to animal products. Finally, GFI works with grant-making institutions, corporations, and governments to mobilize resources for research in synthetic and plant biology and tissue engineering.”
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The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is the nation’s largest and most effective animal protection organization. Established in 1954, The HSUS seeks a humane and sustainable world for all animals – a world that will also benefit people. We work to reduce suffering and to create meaningful social change for animals by advocating for sensible public policies, investigating cruelty and working to enforce existing laws, educating the public about animal issues, joining with corporations on behalf of animal-friendly policies, and conducting hands-on programs that make ours a more humane world. We are the lead disaster relief agency for animals, and we provide direct care for thousands of animals at our sanctuaries and rescue facilities, wildlife rehabilitation centers, and mobile veterinary clinics.
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The Anti-Cruelty Society (also known as the SPCA of Illinois), founded in 1899, is a private, open-admission, unlimited stay humane society, committed to helping both animals and people. Our programs and services include: Cat and Dog Adoptions – over 5,000 annually; Low or No Cost Spay/Neuter surgeries open to the general public – over 11,000 annually; Cruelty Investigations and Rescue Services – over 2,600 annually; Humane Education and Community Outreach programs – over 25,000 participants annually. Other services include a charity veterinary clinic, dog training classes; a free behavior hotline; and short-term accommodations for emergencies program, providing temporary housing for pets whose owners have been involved in crisis situations, e.g., domestic violence, fire, flood, illness, or foreclosure.”
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Eden Reforestation Projects (Eden) is a nonprofit organization that works in developing countries to rebuild natural landscapes destroyed by deforestation. Eden works directly with villages and communities suffering from extreme poverty resulting from the deforestation and destruction of the land that sustains them. The organization employs thousands of local villagers and provides them with the education and tools necessary to plant, grow, and protect to maturity, millions of trees each year. Eden plants over 2,000,000 additional trees a month and in 2015 alone over 26,000,000 trees were planted. This model, developed by founder Steve Fitch, has proven to be very successful and resulted in poverty alleviation for thousands of people in Eden’s first 10 years of operation.”
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Rainforest Trust partners with local, in-country conservation organizations around the world to strategically purchase and protect lands vital for wildlife conservation. We specifically target rainforests and tropical habitats that are critical for preventing species extinctions and that are exceptionally rich in biological diversity. Celebrating over 27 years of lasting conservation action, we are proud to have saved more than 15.7 million acres of rainforests and tropical habitat across 20+ countries in 100+ protected areas and wildlife reserves.”
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Ocean Conservancy promotes healthy and diverse ocean ecosystems and opposes practices that threaten ocean life and human life. Through research, education, and science-based advocacy, Ocean Conservancy informs, inspires, and empowers people to speak and act on behalf of the oceans. In all its work, Ocean Conservancy strives to be the world’s foremost advocate for the oceans. Ocean Conservancy’s four strategic priorities reflect the critical ocean conservation issues that will be the main focus of our efforts, including restoring sustainable American fisheries, protecting wildlife from human impacts, conserving special ocean places, and reforming government for better ocean stewardship.”
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Want to donate directly?

– The Good Food Institute (GFI): Donate Now
– Save The Manatee Club (SMC): Donate Now
– The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS): Donate Now
– The Anti-Cruelty Society (SPCA): Donate Now
– Eden Reforestation Projects (Eden): Donate Now
– Rainforest Trust: Donate Now
– Ocean Conservancy: Donate Now